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Meyer Lemon Margaritas

Did you know February 22 is National Margarita Day? Well, it is, at least according to a Facebook rumor, and that’s all the evidence I need to try out a tasty new margarita recipe!

What’s in season now, you ask? Citrus of course… which makes it perfectly reasonable that the margarita, while usually considered a summery drink, has its day in the sun in February.

So, shake up a traditional margarita tomorrow, but make sure it’s an ultimate one. Or go for a grapefruit margarita, or a pomegranate margarita, if you want something seasonal but not too citrus-y…. or try my new favorite, a Meyer Lemon Margarita.

Meyer lemon margarita

I can’t wait until our Meyer lemon tree starts fruiting. Next year, maybe I won’t have to buy Meyer lemons to make this delicious drink. If only I can get the caterpillars to stop munching on its delectable leaves….

Meyer Lemon Margarita
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Recipe type: Cocktail
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2-3 Meyer lemons (depending on size)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 Tbs Grand Marnier (or Cointreau)
Instructions
  1. Halve the lemons and juice them, retaining the rinds. You should end up with roughly ¾ oz of juice. Roughly chop half of the rinds, and cut a few twists from the other rinds for garnish.
  2. Stir the sugar and water together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and then add the chopped lemon rind. Return to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat, cover and cool. Strain out the rind and measure ¼ cup of the syrup, retaining any unused simple syrup for a future use.
  3. Measure ¾ oz of the lemon juice into a shaker filled with ice. Add the ¼ cup of infused simple syrup and the Grand Marnier. Stir and taste for sweetness; add additional simple syrup to taste.
  4. Shake well and strain into salt-rimmed glasses (if desired). Garnish with a Meyer lemon twist.

 

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9 Thoughts on “Meyer Lemon Margaritas

  1. No way! We are on the same wave length as I just got back from Specs armed with some makings for tequila drinks for my Back 9 piece. Didn’t know it was Maragarita day. Meyer lemons are already in the drawer. I was wishing I had your # to pick your brain on the cherry liqueurs b/c I couldn’t find Maraschino for a Prado. The neighbors ladies are coming to taste test. Wanna come? But, you live way north, right?
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    • Maraschino is hard to find… but I have a bottle in my liquor cabinet! It took me about 3 stores to track down, though.

      Sounds like soooo much fun… but alas, I am way north, and you’re way south, right? When are you getting together?
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  2. Yay, I was hoping you’d link up some of your drinks. Happy ‘Rita Day. These look awesome as always.
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  3. I love meyer lemons, and I’m having a “why didn’t I think of that moment” about making margaritas out of ‘em. Perfect!
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  4. Wow, this sounds delicious. I’m a huge fan of anything lemon, so I love this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love lemon, love margaritas…. Win, win. Thank you for linking up at our Ladies Night Celebration . We hope you come back this week and share your favorite cocktails, appetizers and treats!!!
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